27/4/18 – Hawkins

Sally Hawkins was in Paddington Station dressed as a grizzly bear.

She growled and chased passengers and chewed on their footwear.

‘Are you OK?’ asked a stranger, wth tenderness and care,

‘Of course! Why’d you ask?!’ said Sally, smearing marmalade in her hair.

© Carl Burkitt 2018

This poem is part of a challenge for National Poetry Writing Month 2018 – a daily poem for a celebrity’s birthday.

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